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Energy efficiency auction seeks projects to fund

Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, is launching the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Auction to find out just how innovative and cost-effective the market can be when it comes to helping residents and businesses save energy.

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State

5 things to know about Hawaii elections

While Democratic voters dominate in Hawaii, Republicans have raked in enough votes to win. Here’s how the parties stack up against each other among the state’s voters:

Features

Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

NEW YORK — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.

Community

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai.

Lava flow continues, so stay informed!

In response to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s (HVO’s) Aug. 22 news release ( http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/pressreleases/view.php?id=111 ) that Kilauea’s June 27th lava flow could become a concern for communities downhill of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency (HCCDA) quickly organized a series of informational meetings.

First Friday in Honokaa highlights local artist

It’s First Friday on Sept. 5 in Honokaa. Local artist Patrick O’Kiersey will present his art at the Old Hasegawa Store, across from Honokaa People’s Theater, from 6 p.m. on. Join us in celebrating 40 years of painting and drawing. The exhibit will be open daily from 1-6 p.m.

Entertainment/People

Commentary

Health care and politics

We would congratulate Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, if it were seemly to commend public officials for doing the obvious.

Obama and the warmongers

We seem to be drifting inexorably toward escalating our fight with the Islamic State, which is also known by the acronym ISIS, as the Obama administration mulls whether to extend its “limited” bombing campaign into Syria.

Nation

Eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

CHICAGO — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet, even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

New invasive plant pest devastates berry crops

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and New York growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it.

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